Claire Appointed to Family Justice Council


A family law specialist, mediator and founder of Portsmouth firm, Mediation Now, has been appointed to the Family Justice Council.

With a career in family law of over 25 years, membership to the Law Society’s Family Panel, accreditation in cohabitation and children law, and qualifications in mediation, collaborative law and arbitration, it has been announced that Claire Webb is the latest appointment to the Family Justice Council who promote an inter-disciplinary approach to family justice.

‘I was encouraged by colleagues to apply when a vacancy was announced in September,’ recalls Claire, who set up her pioneering firm, Mediation Now, in 2007, making it one of the very first in the UK. ‘I attended my first interview for many years on 5thNovember at the Royal Courts of Justice and was pleased to be appointed to the council.”

Claire will now be attending quarterly meetings and joining working parties exploring particular issues within family law for a minimum three year term.

‘The Family Justice Council does a tremendous amount of good work, one example being their championing of children in ‘Voice of the Child’, which I have admired for many years, so to be asked to be a part of such an impressive group is both exciting and flattering.’